The son of Robert and Elizabeth Hill, Robert was born in Pittsburgh, United States, on 28 March 1888. By 1911, the family were living at 37 Vale Street, Parkfield Road, Ettingshall, Bilston, Wolverhampton, along with Robert’s sister, Florence Emily. Robert was working as an over looker in an iron foundry gas store.
Robert served during the First World War, but I have not been able to confirm details of his military service. He survived the war, and in 1919 he married Evangeline Walters in Cannock. Daughter Peggy E. (1920) and son Garth D. (1924) were born in Dudley. By 1939, he was living with his wife and daughter in Coseley, and was a gas stove viewer. Robert died in Wolverhampton in 1941.